Ne-Hi formed in 2013 and subsequently became one of the most revered Chicago indie-rock bands of the decade. The four-piece called it quits in May 2019, but I imagine their reputation will only keep growing—partly because all four members continue to play in remarkable groups. Jason Balla always juggled a few projects while in Ne-Hi, […]
Chicago trio Dehd add studio polish and hard life lessons to their fusion of postpunk and garage folk.
YouTube-famous Blue Line busker Ashley Stevenson drops her first studio album, dirt-rock ragers Hitter release their debut full-length, and more.
Three-fourths of Ne-Hi switch gears as Spun Out, J Bambii’s Brown Skin Lady Show throws an anniversary party on a boat, and more.
Mikey Wells’s other band releases an easygoing, summery video to match its breezy guitar-pop sound.
Pedro the Line, James Brandon Lewis, and more recommended concerts and events this weekend
This year’s Millennium Park summer series has one-third fewer concerts than the 2017 version—but on the plus side, some of them are great.
Current musical obsessions of Ne-Hi guitarist Jason Balla, Hideout talent buyer Sullivan Davis, and Reader music listings wrangler Luca Cimarusti
Our preview package covers Solange and the breadth of black cultural expression, Jeff Rosenstock and Pitchfork’s relationship to DIY, Survive and music media’s infatuation with prestige TV, and much more.
The locals playing Pitchfork—including Jamila Woods, Derrick Carter, and Mike Kinsella—talk about the city’s best summer music.
Pitchfork Music Festival joins Mothers Against Senseless Killings and Everytown for Gun Safety in its community outreach this year.
Photographer Brittany Sowacke uses double exposures and prisms to give her concert shots an otherworldly beauty.
On their second full-length, Offers (Grand Jury), Chicago sweethearts Ne-Hi take poppy indie rock and elevate it to new levels of grandeur. Formed in 2013 by four college friends at the now-defunct DIY space Animal Kingdom, Ne-Hi released their self-titled debut via Manic Static the next year, building a beautiful, fuzzy racket by smearing sweeping […]
Current musical obsessions of stand-up comics Nicholas Rouley and Stephanie Hasz and Reader music staffer Luca Cimarusti
Permanent Records celebrates its odds-defying tenth anniversary, Comfort Station hosts the inaugural ZINEmercado festival, and more.